Philanthropy

Donated $250!

Date: December 12, 2007 (Wed)
Time: 6pm - 7:30pm

Donation class for Second Harvest Food BankPlease join us for a special donation-only class to help families in need this holiday season!

Join us for Tom's 6pm Pilates & Yoga Progressions class on December 12, a donation-only class to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Center of Balance will donate 100% of the money collected for class — plus any additional contributions — to help feed low-income children, adults and seniors in our community.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is a private non-profit organization that collects and distributes more than 30 million pounds of food each year to low-income children, adults and seniors. The Food Bank currently serves an average of 162,000 individuals each month; nearly 60% are families with dependent children.

For the Second Harvest Food Bank, providing food is about more than sustenance. They deliver dignity, encourage good stewardship of our resources and help people maintain their health. Second Harvest, and the people they serve, depend on the generous donations of canned, boxed and bagged food that they receive from committed donors. Because they emphasize nutrition, they supplement their food donations with purchases of fruits, vegetables and protein rich meats.

Second Harvest can leverage each dollar received better then the average consumer thanks to their deep relationships with growers and food suppliers. And a gift to Second Harvest extends far beyond our warehouse walls to the more than 700 non-profit agencies and distribution centers in the Bay Area.

Class Donation & Registration Info

Space in class is limited, first come first served. If you'd like to pre-register, please call Center of Balance at 650-967-6414. The cost of the class is $18 for a drop-in (cash, credit card and checks accepted). Or payment can be made by deducting a session from your class card. Center of Balance will donate 100% of the money paid for class to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties in support of their valuable work. Students may also contribute additional funds, which we will add to the final amount donated.

Become a Volunteer!

Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties involves hundreds of volunteers each week in all aspects of their operation. They welcome and appreciate your time, talent and interest for the benefit of others in our community. Here are some of their needs for volunteers:

Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Warehouse Activities
    Ready food for distribution by verifying, sorting, labeling and repacking items.
  • Education and Outreach
    Assist in educating the community with facts on nutrition, resources, health and hunger.
  • Food Distribution
    Work at field sites to distribute donated food directly to eligible participants.
  • Professional / Administrative / Clerical / General Office Support

To learn more about the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and how you can get involved, visit Second Harvest Food Bank.

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